A week in security (June 10 – 16)

A roundup of security news from June 10–16, including MegaCortex, the latest news on privacy, the abuse of Twitter’s Lists feature, and more.

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Trolls abuse Twitter Lists to collate their targets

Twitter, like any social network, is faced with the challenge of addressing cyberbullying. And trolls have been abusing the platform’s Lists feature to home in on targets. But have no fear: There are ways to protect users from social attacks, and Twitter is moving to make itself a safer place.

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How gamers can protect against increasing cyberthreats

We take a look at the various cyberthreats video gamers may encounter online, their real-world consequences, and what users can do to protect themselves.

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New UK legal guidelines for law enforcement and social media

The UK’s Crown Prosecution Services (CPS) has recently updated its social media guidelines for prosecutors and law enforcement in an effort to aid them in deciding on whether charges can be pressed against internet users based on certain online behaviors.

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IT companies unite against illegal online hate speech

Facebook, Twitter, Google, and Microsoft have taken up the mantle to curb harmful speech on their platforms. The latest company to join this cause is Instagram, the popular image-sharing social media network among teens.

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